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Santiam Academy student manuscripts

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [F378 Sa59] 1
Identifier: F378 Sa59

Scope and Contents

The collection (1865-1869) contains manuscripts of periodicals created by students of the Academy.

Periodical titles include:

Aurora Borealis, vol. 1, nos. 1-2, December 25, 1865 and February 6, 1866;

Debater's Review, vol. 1, no. 1, 1865;

Lodge Chip Basket [n.d.];

Review, vol. 2, no. 2, April 3, 1869;

Times, vol. 1, no. 5, March 19, 1868.


  • 1865-1869


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

The first school in Lebanon, Oregon was built in the early 1850s by the Methodist Church. It began as a log cabin that was used for church service, and as a school. This school legally became the Santiam Academy on January 18, 1854, by a special Act of the Oregon Territorial Legislature.

"The members of the first Board of Trustees were: John McKinney, Aaron J. Hyde, the Rev. Thomas H. Pearne, William C. Gallagher, Andrew Kees, Alvan H. Wailer, Morgan Kees, Jeremiah Ralston, Luther T. Woodward, Delazon Smith, Luther Elkins, John Settle and David W. Ballard. In 1857, William Helm, Thomas Angell and Ruben S. Coyle [were] also named as trustees."

The school initially enrolled about fifty students; by 1870, enrollment increased to about 150 students. The school closed in 1903.

[Sources: Lebanon Community School District.; "History of the First Methodist Church of Lebanon, and of its associate, Santiam Academy, by Anna D. S. Pratt. Webpage:]


0.025 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

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The Santiam Academy of Lebanon, Oregon, was built and run by the Methodist Church in the 1850s. The collection (1865-1869) contains manuscripts of periodicals created by students of the Academy.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

Guide to the Santiam Academy Student Manuscripts
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA